Markus Feehily has premiered the official music video for the latest single from his upcoming debut studio album Fire.
Butterfly was co-written by the former Westlife singer with Mark Mehigan and producer Bert Elliott, shortly after the chart-topping Irish boyband parted ways. It follows the release of the record’s lead cut Love Is A Drug, and is available now as an instant download with preorders of the LP.
The soaring, emotionally-charged number lyrically explores the highs and lows of a relationship breakdown, but the 35 year old says that it’s “not exclusively talking from the perspective of a person that’s lost someone, it’s also in parts self empowering” – something that’s reflected in the familiar “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone” sample, taken from Joni Mitchell’s 1970 classic Big Yellow Taxi.
Speaking about the song’s video, he added: “Sometimes we see the dancers in love, dancing almost sexually, on the other hand sometimes we see them in a fight/battle which represents the challenges and ups and downs of any relationship... Although we love being in them, relationships can be very frustrating and it’s never black or white.”
Watch the official music video for Butterfly below, and preorder Fire ahead of its 16 October release here.
Will Young will release Joy as the third official single from his UK #1 album 85% Proof.
Earlier today, the English singer-songwriter premiered the official music video for the track, due to impact on 25 September, and the clip arrives a fortnight after a cracking Cahill remix was shared on YouTube.
Co-written by Young with Jim Eliot and Mima Stilwell, Joy serves as the follow up to the record’s first two singles Love Revolution and Thank You. Meanwhile, a 23-date tour of the UK is set to kick off on 29 October at the Barbican in York (full details are available on Young’s official website) and fans can also catch the chart-topping Brit Award winner performing live at BBC Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park on 13 September.
Catch the music video for Joy up top and stream the Cahill remix below.
The very good new Justin Bieber single What Do You Mean? now has an official music video to go with it.
Directed by Brad Furman and starring Hollywood actor John Leguizamo, the clip for the bubbling, MdL-produced electronic dance pop track was posted on the Canadian singer’s official VEVO page earlier today, shortly after he performed both it and Where Are U Now at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Catch it below and download What Do You Mean? from iTunes here.
Miley Cyrus has surprised fans by releasing a brand new 23-song strong album and streaming it in full online.
Cyrus told Paper Magazine in June that she was working on some ‘avant-garde’ material, and recording from a studio she had built at her LA home.
“I don’t have to have writers. I don’t have to have fuckin’ producers in there. Mike WiLL will text me a beat and I’ll go in my studio and work on it by myself,” she said in the interview.
You can stream Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz, which features collaborations with Ariel Pink, Big Sean and Sarah Barthel from Phantogram, via the singer’s Soundcloud page and watch the official music video for the opening cut Dooo It! below.
Nick Jonas has premiered the music video for his latest single Levels.
The clip received its premiere at today’s MTV Video Music Awards where he also performed the track for the first time live.
Propelled by some seriously funky guitar riffs layered over throbbing, bass-heavy electro-beats, Levels doesn’t feature on Jonas’ self-titled album which was released late last year, although in June he told Entertainment Weekly that a re-issue may be on the cards.
“I feel like the next step is just going to be getting a collection of a few more songs and maybe repackaging the album…,” he said. “I still feel like there’s some life left on the record I released last year.”
Watch the Colin Tilley-directed visual below.
Taylor Swift has shared the official music video for the latest single from her platinum selling album 1989.
Wildest Dreams was written by Taylor with producers Max Martin and Shellback, and serves as the record’s fifth single, following on from Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style and Bad Blood.
Directed by Joseph Khan and starring Scott Eastwood, the clip received its premiere at the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, and sees Taylor playing the role of a Hollywood actress.
“If I meet someone who I feel I have a connection with, the first thought I have is: ‘When this ends, I hope it ends well. I hope you remember me well.’ Which is not anything close to the way I used to think about relationships,” she says about the track. “It’s that realization that it’s the anomaly if something works out; it’s not a given.”
Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson from Hurts promised more pop from their upcoming third studio album Surrender when they spoke to NME earlier this year, and if you hadn’t been convinced by the record’s uncharicterstically peppy lead cut Some Kind of Heaven or the grandiose dramatics of follow up single Rolling Stone, then the latest countdown single from the record should set your mind at ease.
Lights, a disco-propelled synthpop stunner, was sent to iTunes this week, accompanied by the premiere of the track’s official music video which was directed by Dawn Shadforth who previously steered the video for the duo’s epic Wonderful Life clip.
The video sees Theo performing some late night club choreo on a neon-lit dancefloor with a blonde dancer, before it takes a more dramatic turn when a bloody fight breaks out.
Watch the action unfold in the seven minute long visual below and preorder Surrender on iTunes now ahead of its release on 9 October.